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Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There are many ways of doing things in medicine, but once in a while you find a new way that appears to be a no-brainer because of its increased benefits, improvements to patient safety and the large...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
I saw a new combination of technologies on the expo floor at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) meeting in June that may offer a new option to potentially replace X-ray angiography (...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There has been a lot of conjecture that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may one day replace open-heart surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). However, after attending the American...
Dave Fornell HIMSS
The need for improved efficiency in healthcare and the new requirements of U.S. healthcare reform have rapidly made the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
While there are constant advances in cardiac technologies, it is rare when one of these new ideas may rapidly challenge the standard of care in a very short period of time. However, that is exactly...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
At the beginning of each year, I always try to determine what the next big cardiovascular technology advances to watch will be in the coming 12 months.  I did not have to look far, as the U.S. Food...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
As one of the largest medical shows in the world, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting has a lot of ground to cover, including all facets of medical imaging, including the...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
For the past few years, the focus of the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meetings has been on structural heart advances, and the traditional focus on percutaneous coronary...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Here is a recap of some of the top trends and new technology at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2015 annual meeting in Las Vegas. Watch video Editor’s Choice of the Most...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Here are a few observations on cardiovascular ultrasound advances I made while attending the 2015 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting in June: 1. Use of ultrasound as a new...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The latest advances in cardiovascular echocardiography will be presented at the 2015 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting June 12-16 in Boston. Several companies are making big...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There were several technology takeaway messages for the future of electrophysiology (EP) at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2015 meeting in Boston.  One of the takeaways was an official recommendation...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th Annual Scientific Sessions, May 13-16, 2015 in Boston, will offer the latest clinical data and new technology updates in electrophysiology (EP). These include new...
Dave Fornell, Editor DAIC
U.S. healthcare reform is largely being driven through adoption of new information technology (IT), so it is no wonder that the key healthcare IT meeting has vastly and rapidly grown in recent years...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The biggest technology news coming out of the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual scientific sessions involved the overwhelmingly positive late-breaking trial data for transcatheter...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
It’s been no secret that the American healthcare system needed to change to survive economically into the future, but the question has been how this massive undertaking could be accomplished. The...
Sean Reilly, DAIC Publisher
The silence is deafening. And since radiology associations, physician groups and vendors have yet to publicly respond to the elephant in the room, I offer the following in hopes we can get the...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The America College of Cardiology has released its list of key late-breaking clinical trials at the ACC 2015 meeting in March. Here are my top picks for cardiovascular device technology I am looking...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
As editor of DAIC, I keep a close watch on trends in cardiovascular technology and try to predict what the next big advancements will be in the coming years. Here are my predictions for technologies...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There were a few intriguing technology trends at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 meeting that shine a light on what the future of imaging holds. Among these are: touchscreen...
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